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Athletic Director Oliver Luck Releases Official Statement

Athletic Director Oliver Luck has issued an official statement concerning the myriad of issues currently surrounding West Virginia's program.

There have been various reports, much speculation, and rumor around our football program and coaches. But I want to make it clear that I consider these to be personnel matters and while I take them very seriously, I am dealing with them internally and privately – and I will not discuss them publicly.

What I will say is that our athletic department coaches and staff are clear that their focus is on the program, the team and a successful season.

My expectations of all our coaches and staff have not wavered; that is to run a clean and honest program with the utmost integrity and professionalism. Anything less is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

I find it humorous -- in a way that if I don't laugh, I cry -- that this statement seems to very clearly deal with the reports surrounding Bill Stewart.  If this exact same statement had been released a week ago, it would have been interpreted as a response to the reports surrounding Dana Holgorsen.

You can say this about WVU football: it's not boring.